Interfacial crystallization under DNA control

Programmable DNA hybridization is used to mediate the self-assembly of substrate-bound DNA-grafted gold nanoparticles into single-crystalline Winterbottom and non-Winterbottom constructions with particular size, shape and orientation.

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Fig. 1: Single-crystalline supracrystal shapes of DNA-grafted gold nanoparticles on a solid substrate.


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Liu, C., Chen, Q. Interfacial crystallization under DNA control. Nat. Mater. 19, 704–705 (2020).

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